Little Carpathians(redirected from Lesser Carpathians)
(Malé Karpaty), mountains in Czechoslovakia, the extreme western spur of the Western Carpathians. They extend for 100 km from the Danube Valley at Bratislava to the southern spurs of the White Carpathians (Bile Karpaty). Elevation, to 768 m (Mount Zaruby). They are composed of limestones, granites, schists, and dolomites. There are frequent outcrops of rocky monadnocks, and karst is present. Oak and beech forests grow in the Little Carpathians; there are vineyards on the lower slopes.